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The role of Police and Crime Commissioner is extremely varied. The primary role of the Commissioner is to support and challenge the Chief Constable to provide effective and efficient policing services for the area. Police and Crime Commissioners:

  • Work with a range of partner agencies
  • Award crime and disorder reduction grants to organisations who support their police and crime objectives
  • Publish an annual Police and Crime Plan
  • Set local police and crime objectives
  • Ensure the police are accountable to the public by engaging with their communities
  • Hold the Chief Constable to account (Hire and, if necessary, dismiss)
  • Set the policing part (precept) of council tax
  • Publish an Annual Report
  • You can find the Commissioner’s oath below